Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I have been tagged! thanks (I think) Annie ((smiles))

Annie from scenes from a slow-moving train (see my sidebar) tagged me for this meme and so I have tried in my own humble way to answer the two questions.
What is my Imperative?
What is my potential?

What is my Imperative, what is the VERY reason that gets me out of bed in the morning and drives my soul along with such pleasure ?
One could think it is many reasons that keep us to our task, to the road we have discovered for ourselves either a well planned path we have chosen or one that simply evolves each day we wake from sleep.

My Imperative is a contract! A binding one I hold with myself, one that can be re-written each day. The only rule is I must always hold fast to the reasons why! I do allow myself change to the ideals I originally had in my contract so long go as I do not believe control should influence this contract with myself.
However while movement is aloud in the contract with myself many things cannot be changed and they are single words of value (my values) there are many……but all lead me down the same path. So to share with you a simple collection of them now will show you what I expect of myself and what brings me to this point.
Humble (I believe others have something to say no matter what)
Believe (I feel if I can believe I can fly!)
Relish (I do offer myself the luxury of wonder)
Hope (each day this word is part of my life part of my being!)
Respect (regard of those around you can show rewards are many there is so much out there that is worth notice & good-will)
Courtesy (is a value I hold in high regard to be given and recieved)
Trust (built always and only with friendship)
Promise (my expectations are high with hope but the promise is met every day)
These are just simple words written along with the beating of a heart.
Yes there are many more but I am sure they are all known to us all, they are simply part of my contract and so what is my Impertive?.................ME!

My family know I have regrets in my past but what if I had never learn’t from them, what if I had never moved forward taking them with me, never forgetting, then why would I get out of bed in the mornings? unless I felt I could do better, be kinder and help more.

My Potential,
Is to know were I have gone wrong and to remember!

My potential is also to walk forward, to take with both hands whatever comes my way each day with the joy that it is given and to do the very best with it that I can.

My potential is knowing that I am who I am and that I can be happy with that and not waste, not one moment of one day wishing I had been! Or I had! Or I could!

I am blessed to be a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend why would my needs be for more.

Thank you Annie for making this day a reminder to me of just how lucky I am. And how much potential this lady has. ((hugs)) to you.

I will not tag anyone else with this meme but should you find a moment to do it you will find it brings to you a feeling, yes A true profound expression of deep humility from within.

This is my Wednesday thanks to Annie.


see you there! said...

What a thought provoking post. I'm not publishing a list but I sure am thinking it through.

We should all sit down and count our blessings from time to time don't you think?


Penless Thoughts said...

That was a wonderful post Lee Ann. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Peggy said...

great post!

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, powerful post with much thought given. We should all approach life like this. btw...your mum is fabulous and it was a lovely tribute to her.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Goodness how deep and thoughtful this post was my friend!! I am not sure that I can dig that deeply into how I feel about my path in life. I would really have to try hard. You did a wonderful job!! What heart!! thanks for stopping by. I always love hearing from you. Sandy

Susie said...

Hi LeeAnn,
This post shows the really thoughtful side of you. I enjoyed reading your deeper thoughts and how blessed you are with your life..

Lee-ann said...

Thank you everyone, it is hard to believe I answered these two questions at all but when asked in a meme from a friend to look at it you find yourself being drawn into an area in your life you do not normaly go!it is "just there" lol lol lol lol lol.


leslie said...

Hi Lee Ann! I've just spent a lovely few minutes browsing your blog site and enjoyed every word you've written. There is another Australian lady who comes to my blog and she has a good one of her own.
Check her out and let me know how far away you two are from each other. Australia is a place I've always wanted to visit but haven't had the chance yet. But with so many blogging friends down there, I'm sure it won't be long before we all meet up - either here in Canada or there in Australia. I've "favourited" you so will be popping again. And you and your friends are so welcome at my site! :D

AnnieElf said...

" . . why would I get out of bed in the mornings? unless I felt I could do better, be kinder and help more . . " ONE OF THE BEST REASONS TO MEET EACH NEW DAY.

" . . .not waste, not one moment of one day wishing I had been!" LOVE THIS. COMPLETELY AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THE FEELING BEHIND THIS.

I'm so glad you did this Lee-Ann. The rewards of digging deep are truly great. Thanks!!

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